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Thursday, 13/07/2006


Work began by levelling the floor of Locus 3 using trowels.  This was done in order to completely uncover the darker, mottled, claylike soil, which had begun to appear beneath the soil of Locus 3 .  Once all of the Locus 3 soil was removed and the floor levelled, it was decided to trim the baulk walls in preparation for the closing of the locus.  While trimming the baulk walls, a darker, mottled, clay-like soil began to appear at the very bottom of the baulk.  Additionally, during baulk trim, a gragment of black figure pottery was uncovered in the southeast portion of the trench (Find #1).

Once the baulks were trimmed, it was decided to lift the tile spread of Locus 4 .  Beneath the tiles, the dark, mottled soil uncovered in the rest of the trench was found.  In addition to tiles, Locus 4 yielded a significant amount of pottery.  Two finds were recovered from Locus 4 : a pantile fragment with an impressed curve (Find #2) and a possible fenestrated vessel fragment (Find #3).

Once the tile spread was removed and the floor of Locus 4 scraped down, Locus 5 was declared open in the whole trench.  The soil of Locus 5 is dark, clay-like, and mottled.  Opening hpotos and elevations were taken.

Closing elevations for Loci 3 and 4 /Opening elevations for Locus 5

  • 12.57S/1.69W, 39cm a.d.
  • 12.57S/1.04W, 37cm a.d.
  • 12.23S/0.26E, 33cm a.d.
  • 11.92S/1.17E, 24cm a.d.
  • 15.25S/1.88E, 17cm a.d.
  • 15.80S/1.00E, 20cm a.d.
  • 13.65S/0.63W, 34cm a.d.
  • 15.50S/0.92W, 35cm a.d.
  • 13.94S/1.19W, 36cm a.d.

Locus 5 was opened with a pick pass in teh eastern portion of the trench.  The soil is very dark, clay-like, and mottled.


The pick pass begun before lunch was continued in the afternoon.  Soil remained dark, clay-like, and mottled and was sorted directly into buckets.  During this pick pass, a fragment of ridged pottery was uncovered (Find #4).

Another pick pass was completed across Locus 5 , except for the northwest corner, where the tile spread had been; this area was excavated using trowels.


  • Find #1
  • Baulk Trim
  • 14.77S/0.91E - 13.94S/1.40E
  • 18cm a.d.
  • Painted black figure pottery sherd with a lotus palmette design, approximately 5cm long.


  • Find #2
  • Locus 4
  • 13.09S/1.46W
  • 48cm a.d.
  • Pantile framgent with curved impression


  • Find #4
  • Locus 5
  • 15.07S/0.78E
  • 10cm a.d.
  • Ridged pottery

Locus 3

  • Tile: 53 fragments
  • Pottery: 19 sherds
  • Bone: 0 pieces

Locus 4

  • Tile: 3 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone:

Locus 5

  • Tile: 4 bowls
  • Pottery:
  • Bone:

Baulk Trim

  • Tile: 75 fragments
  • Pottery: 16 sherds
  • Bone: 1 piece
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Katharine R. Kreindler. "VT 6 (2006-07-13):23-26; Daily Log from Italy/Vescovado di Murlo/Upper Vescovado/Vescoavdo 6/2006, ID:583/Locus 2". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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